Tuesday, 29 June 2010

The World Cup isn’t over for England!

It’s not all over for England; they still can win a World Cup this summer.

After the England football team’s disappointing exit today, the focus of world sport moves from South Africa to South Manchester for the 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships.

The Championships are the biggest sporting event to come to Manchester since the 2002 Commonwealth Games. They take place from 15th to the 24th July.

So Forget Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo or Fernando Torres: when it comes to hot shots they do not come any hotter than USA Paul Rabil who holds the record for the fastest shot which clocks in at a staggering 111 MPH putting his football counterparts to shame.

England’s chances are good, coming into the tournament as reigning European Champions and being ranked amongst the top six teams in the world.

The home advantage could be a telling factor; current World Champions Canada won when they hosted the Championships in 2006 and tournament favourites USA winning on home soil in 1998.

So come on England, we can still win a World Cup!

Only 2,500 seats now remain available to the public for the World Lacrosse Championships. Season Passes and a Final Four Day Ticket Package are on sale and will secure your seat at the Final Match in addition to over 100 more World Class lacrosse matches. Day tickets are also available and are on sale at http://www.2010worldlacrosse.com/tickets

There are also few sponsorship opportunities left for those who would like to be part the FIL 2010 World Lacrosse Championships.

For further enquiries please contact James or Sarah at Made in Manchester on 0161 660 3663 or email 2010lacrosse@madeinmanchester.tv

To learn more about the 2010 FIL World Championships in Manchester, England, visit www.2010worldlacrosse.com

Notes to Editors –
The 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships take place between the 15th and 24th of July 2010 and promises to be the biggest Championships in Lacrosse history.

The championships will bring together over 30 different nations and 64 elite international touring sides from all over the world will compete in the first official FIL Festival from 17th-22nd July In addition to this a Community event will kick off the Championships and host local Primary, Secondary and Club teams. The 2010 World Lacrosse Championships’ website contains up to date news, and can be found at www.2010worldlacrosse.com

The FIL World Lacrosse Championships, Manchester 2010 are being delivered through a funding partnership that includes:
Manchester City Council - Following the success of the XVII Commonwealth Games in 2002, Manchester has developed a worldwide reputation for hosting major international events that benefit the community by attracting visitors and investment to the city.

The event is one of two world championships coming to the City in 2010 along with the English National Badminton Championships as well as the final of the National Squash Championships.

Northwest Regional Development Agency - The Northwest Regional Development Agency works to deliver economic success in England’s Northwest by building the competitiveness of businesses, people and places. As part of its work to support these objectives, the NWDA works with partners to secure world-class events, which are distinctive and capable of attracting large numbers of visitors from outside the region and which significantly enhance the profile of the region.

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